Fighting Hunger

Java with Joe: Thank You and Happy Holidays!

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One of my most important duties, and one that I hold very dear, is saying "Thank you!" to our donors, volunteers, partners and all of our Friends that make our mission possible.  Without you, there would be no mission, but there would be many thousands of our neighbors in need going hungry.  It pains me even to think of seniors, children, struggling families and other vulnerable folks going without enough healthy food in our blessed nation of abundance.  Please know that our team and I are grateful every day as we open the Food Bank doors, gather and share the bounty you create, and then head home knowing we have all done amazing work.  Thank you so much!

As we approach this wonderful holiday season, we look back on a harvest season of striking paradox....Pennsylvania farmers yielded bumper crops of vegetables, fruit and other wonderful food, while millions of our neighbors on the Gulf Coast, across the Caribbean and beyond suffered horrific destruction from natural disasters.  Know that our neighbors to the south are also in our thoughts and prayers, and in our actions...we have helped by donating staff assistance and by sharing surplus ready-to-eat snacks, beverages and bottled water that was hauled to impacted regions via transport funded by Feeding America, our national affiliate and tremendous partner.

I'll close by wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Holiday season, and by thanking you for the vital part you play in making sure none of our neighbors go hungry.  It is your continued support that keeps us "fighting hunger, improving lives and strengthening communities"... Thank YOU!  

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Joe Arthur

Joe Arthur

As the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s Executive Director, Joe Arthur serves as the Food Bank’s principal ambassador, regularly presenting on the issue of hunger in Pennsylvania. Joe joined the Food Bank in 2008 after working 23 years in finance and accounting management.

Diane Powell

Diane Powell

Diane's bio will go here once we receive it. Diane's bio will go here once we receive it. Diane's bio will go here once we receive it.

David Lloyd

David Lloyd

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Tara Davis

Tara Davis

Tara Davis is the SNAP Outreach Manager for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. With 15+ years of nonprofit experience, Tara has spent the last eight years fighting hunger with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Initially, Tara began her career at the Food Bank managing special events and moving on to re-designing and managing the website as well as supporting other endeavors within the Communications & Marketing Department. This past spring she became a part of the Agency Relations Department and took on the new role as SNAP Outreach Manager.

Brad Peterson

Brad Peterson

For more than five years Brad has utilized his skill and experience for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in the fight against hunger. Brad brings 20+ years of nonprofit experience in communications, marketing, public relations and branding to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and as the Director of Communications and Marketing, Brad manages all internal and external communications, public and community relations, marketing, social media and website content, special event planning and brand awareness for the Food Bank.

Katie Wetzel

Katie Wetzel

Katie Wetzel serves as the Marketing Manager at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. In her role, she supervises the design, production and distribution of Food Bank print materials and leads efforts to produce and deploy relevant and engaging content through digital communication channels. Prior to moving into her current role, Katie managed the Food Bank’s volunteer and food drive programs from 2012-2014.

Shelly Shultz

Shelly Shultz

Shelly Shultz is part of the Marketing Team at Dutch Valley Food Distributors. She is also pursuing a degree in Organizational Leadership and has a passion for helping people grow and achieve their goals.

Allan Rupert

Allan Rupert

Chef Allan Rupert, executive chef at Final Cut Steakhouse, is a graduate of America’s most renowned culinary school, the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After graduation, Chef Rupert traveled the country and worked at an array of top destination resorts and casinos including Caesars Lake Tahoe, Caesars Palace Las Vegas, the LaJallo Beach & Tennis Club, Sky City Restaurant at the Needle in Seattle and Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, among others.

Harrisburg

3908 Corey Road

Harrisburg, PA 17109

717.564.1700

717.561.4636 (fax)

Office Hours:
M-TR: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Williamsport

3301 Wahoo Drive

Williamsport, PA 17701

570.321.8023

570.321.8024 (fax)

Office Hours:
M-TR: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
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